Paraglider

British Hang Gliding & Paragliding Association

British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association

Incident Reports - Informal Investigations

Incident reports are available in summary form for the following wing types:

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
13.03.2016 Male

Age:
28
Nigel's
Morocco

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Swing
Mistral

Launch Type:
Foot
While ground handling the student stepped back and inadvertently took off. On leaving the ground the student turned the wrong way causing the risers to twist. The glider turned and crashed just below take off.

Minor Injuries
13.03.2016 Male

Age:
50

Rating:
CP
Treak Cliff
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Swift 2

Launch Type:
Foot
On take off pilot accidentally, and without realising, applied full speed bar while getting feet into pod harness. Approx 30 seconds into the flight the glider suffered a symmetric collapse at low level. Pilot impacted heavily on his side.

Seriously Injured:
Lumbar Spine

13.03.2016 Male

Age:
52

Rating:
P
Pandy
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
25-30 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Avian
Puma

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was on his 2nd flight on high a performance glider. Light winds in landing field. The pilot misjudged his flare and the glider nosed in. Pilot swung through frame and dislocated shoulder. Minor glider damage

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

11.03.2016 Male

Age:
58
Swanborough
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Element 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Student did not flare on landing and landed heavily twisting ankle.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

06.03.2016 Female

Age:
34
Firle
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
BGD
WASP

Launch Type:
Foot
Student launched glider and was lifted off and into the instructor. The instructor was knocked over dislocating his shoulder.

Unhurt
04.03.2016 Male

Age:
41

Rating:
CP
Butser west
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Mentor

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot attempted to top land but his glider stalled, without control input, from approx 1-1.5m. Pilot landed heavily with outstretched arm.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

25.02.2016 Male

Age:
51
Tailbridge Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
U-turn
Infinity 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Student fell over having landed on top, into wind very well executed with glider down, then foot stuck in divot as he fell to one side - twisting his ankle.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

24.02.2016 Male

Age:
56

Rating:
Pilot
Tamaimo- nr Los Gigantes
Spain

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
BGD
Base

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot misjudged his approach and lost more height than expected while on the downwind leg. Pilot crashed into a wall before being able to turn into wind.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

18.02.2016 Male

Age:
51

Rating:
AP
Combe Gibbet
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Bi Beta 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot misjudged landing approach having been caught out by rising ground along flight path. Pilot landed with high ground speed having failed to get round into wind. Both pilot and passenger were unhurt.

Pilot
Unhurt

Passenger
Unhurt
18.02.2016 Male

Age:
67

Rating:
Pilot
Uffington-white-horse
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Leeside
Paraglider

Wing:
BGD
Base

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot flew into an area that was out of wind and encountered lee-side turbulence. Glider suffered asymmetric collapse then dived. Pilot crashed heavily.

Seriously Injured
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Last updated: 22 April 2021

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